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#26 Nobber

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Posted 13 December 2008 - 10:24 PM

I really don't think that Nerf is a very healthy addiction but I intend to stick around a bit longer.
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#27 TED

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Posted 13 December 2008 - 11:23 PM

I'll give myself about a year to fade from the nic.
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Posted 13 December 2008 - 11:25 PM

I really don't think that Nerf is a very healthy addiction but I intend to stick around a bit longer.


Really? You don't think so? It's one heck of a lot better than most of the addictions out there. I gives you an excuse to exercise, forces you to use your brain in practical ways, and leaves you with a feeling of satisfaction.
It is a veryhealthy addiction IMO.

On topic, I hope to be nerfing for as long as my health permits. I also hope I can be like oompa and Piney, by passing nerf onto my children.
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#29 BustaNinja

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Posted 13 December 2008 - 11:30 PM

Life in unpredictable, but Nerf is constant.

What? You've been here all of a year and you consider this hobby to be "constant"? This hobby has changed a great deal in just the past 2-3 years. As a select few can tell you it's different from what it was 6 years ago. And further back than that, this site didn't even exist and the hobby was pretty damn tiny.
This hobby will keep changing over time with few core elements remaining. It's going to live or die by the people participating in it (or avoiding ACTUALLY participating because they don't do anything except post excuses online for why they don't make it to wars).

I know its changed alot. Hell, its even changed while I've been here. Certainly not to the degree of the seasoned members like yourself and Groove, however, it has a fairly consistent background and goal. Have fun.
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#30 Oni Kadaki

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Posted 13 December 2008 - 11:52 PM

I think slug and bustaninja both have valid points. To slug's credit, it is a major bummer when others ruin a hobby for you, either by stupidity (for example, when a bunch of freshmen started randomly shooting people where our assassin game met at our university, the club president, who is a personal friend of mine, had no choice but to ban the firing of nerf guns so that people who didn't play weren't getting shot) or through apathy.

That said, I thought I was done with nerfing after I quit in early high school, and only picked it up again after my girlfriend and I grabbed some nitefinders about 3 1/2 years ago, when I was in my senior year. For me, even though my old favorites like the splitfire were long gone, part of the fun was discovering the new guns, both the good and the bad. Because I don't care about modding, many of the new guns out there, though weak compared to the old ones, have some real benefits, such as the excellent rate of fire on many of the n-strike guns. So, in conclusion, while slug is right in that conditions, such as playgroups, may change, at least for me, so long as there's somebody who wants to shoot me, i'll probably have a good time, and that's really all that matters at the end of the day.
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Posted 14 December 2008 - 12:39 AM

I got into nerfing when I blew my knee out playing football, and I most likely will get out of nerfing when football resumes next season.
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Posted 14 December 2008 - 12:44 AM

I'll stick around so long as I'm having fun.

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Yep, still having fun.

I hope to introduce my daughter to Nerfing as well (she's going on 8)...she's already pretty fascinated by my blasters, and like to help me build...but she's not quite up to getting shot by a well-modded gun. We'll see if and when that ever happens.
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Posted 14 December 2008 - 08:32 AM

That said, I thought I was done with nerfing after I quit in early high school, and only picked it up again after my girlfriend and I grabbed some nitefinders about 3 1/2 years ago, when I was in my senior year. For me, even though my old favorites like the splitfire were long gone, part of the fun was discovering the new guns, both the good and the bad. Because I don't care about modding, many of the new guns out there, though weak compared to the old ones, have some real benefits, such as the excellent rate of fire on many of the n-strike guns. So, in conclusion, while slug is right in that conditions, such as playgroups, may change, at least for me, so long as there's somebody who wants to shoot me, i'll probably have a good time, and that's really all that matters at the end of the day.


That almost made me cry. No joke.

Anyway it seems everyone has good points for what they plan on doing but let me just add this.

I take part in a strings orchestra at my middle school. Our teacher was talking about buying a new intrument and stuff and he brought up something that really made me think. "Do you think your instrument will be around 10 years after your death or even more?" and while I'm typing the question still makes me curious for us nerfers. "How long do you think your guns will be around?" Again a weird thought I know but I've seen people with splitfires, ball blasters, crossbows, and many rather old guns in the 3 or less months I've been here. It's kind of cool to think about where it's been and whats going to happen afterward.
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#34 Groove

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Posted 14 December 2008 - 09:35 AM

I really don't think that Nerf is a very healthy addiction but I intend to stick around a bit longer.

You're absolutely right, because things like snorting crack and BASE jumping are much more healthy.

Really, you can't set forth a date for this kind of stuff, of when you're going to quit. The hobby has changed so drastically within the past 5 years and the community has expanded immensely as well. 7 years ago people on NerfOnline were mainly just conjecturing and talking about Nerf, and a majority of the wars being advertised and discussed were West Coast wars. If you look at the Nerf War Schedule now, it's exploded and we've had almost 50 organized wars in 2008 alone across the span of North America.

To everyone that thinks they'll be "quitting" in a year or so, you'll be back...I've seen it happen all the time. As Slug said, life is rather unexpected; things rarely ever go according to plan, so, plan accordingly. I'm only 23 and I'll be doing this as long as possible. I like to think my Guru will still be around even after I'm gone, too.


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Posted 14 December 2008 - 11:07 AM

I picked "my whole life" because I really like the hobby. I don't see myself not liking to tinker with things and building things. I've been to only one war so far, but I thoroughly enjoyed it.
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Posted 14 December 2008 - 01:12 PM

I really don't think that Nerf is a very healthy addiction but I intend to stick around a bit longer.

You're absolutely right, because things like snorting crack and BASE jumping are much more healthy.

You shut up about my other hobbies... Base jumping.

As far as I can see, I'm like a juggalo: I'm down fo life, yo.

Edited by Foamfoot, 14 December 2008 - 01:19 PM.

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Posted 14 December 2008 - 02:07 PM

Really, you can't set forth a date for this kind of stuff, of when you're going to quit. The hobby has changed so drastically within the past 5 years and the community has expanded immensely as well. 7 years ago people on NerfOnline were mainly just conjecturing and talking about Nerf, and a majority of the wars being advertised and discussed were West Coast wars. If you look at the Nerf War Schedule now, it's exploded and we've had almost 50 organized wars in 2008 alone across the span of North America.

To everyone that thinks they'll be "quitting" in a year or so, you'll be back...I've seen it happen all the time. As Slug said, life is rather unexpected; things rarely ever go according to plan, so, plan accordingly. I'm only 23 and I'll be doing this as long as possible. I like to think my Guru will still be around even after I'm gone, too.

-Groove

If you are on the Haven and you don't agree with Groove's post, please direct yourself to the nearest Nerf War and have some fun. You will change your mind.

As I said earlier: Everyone wants a good life with NERF and nerfing incorporated at least somewhat.

Edited by Lynx, 14 December 2008 - 02:07 PM.

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Posted 14 December 2008 - 02:12 PM

On topic, I hope to be nerfing for as long as my health permits. I also hope I can be like oompa and Piney, by passing nerf onto my children.


Ompa is about 20 years old. I don't think he has children.
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Posted 14 December 2008 - 02:26 PM

Meh... I want to nerf for a long time, but I don't want to be that creepy 70 year old who shows up at Massacre: "Is that Angel in his mask?"
"Yeah!... oh wait... no...it's some old guy."

Exact same idea when I read the topic...
except I pictured someone in a wheelchair...holding an NF with someone pushing him around...
THAT'D BE HARDCORE NERFING

Anyways, even though I am new to this community and young myself...
I'd like to nerf as long as possible, and I do agree with what CaptainSlug said, because life is unpredictable.
You could catch a disease or get injured permanently...I don't know. You just don't know what can go wrong.
EDIT:
I read this too fast:

I fully intend to introduce my kids to the hobby, and then to be able to play with them if they enjoy it.

And thought I saw this:

I fully intend to introduce my kids to the hobby, and then force them to play it if they enjoy it.


Edited by Watari, 14 December 2008 - 02:31 PM.

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#40 VACC

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Posted 15 December 2008 - 08:48 AM

Next week sometime, I guess. I've had a good run. Y'know, I probably never would have quit, but this topic just gave me such a perfect opportunity to announce my retirement. Thanks!
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Posted 15 December 2008 - 02:40 PM

Bye VACC! We'll miss your ban-hammer.
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Posted 15 December 2008 - 10:17 PM

See ya VACC!

On topic: I am never going to quit Nerf unless I lose my legs.
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Posted 16 December 2008 - 12:35 PM

bye vacc! thanks for all that crap you had to put up with for me and my bro!
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